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Responsible Wool Standard

The Responsible Wool Standard is a voluntary global standard that addresses the welfare of sheep and of the land they graze on.

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First RWS and RMS International Working Group Call

We are very pleased to invite you to the first International Working Group (IWG) meeting [...]

Upcoming Events

Please join the Responsible Wool Standard at the below industry events. If you are attending, [...]

Job Opportunity!

The Responsible Wool Standard is currently undergoing a revision. Alongside this a Responsible Mohair Standard [...]

Draft Responsible Mohair Standard: stakeholder consultation launched + webinar

In response to requests from stakeholders, a draft standard for mohair production has been developed. [...]

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Our Goals

The goals of the Responsible Wool Standard are to provide the industry with a tool to recognize the best practices of farmers; ensuring that wool comes from farms with a progressive approach to managing their land, and from sheep that have been treated responsibly.

How does the RWS work?

The Responsible Wool Standard is an independent, voluntary standard, which means that companies can choose to become certified. On farms, the certification ensures that sheep are treated with respect to their five freedoms and also ensures best practices in the management and protection of the land. Through production, certification ensures that wool for certified farms is properly identified and tracked.

RWS Key Points

Want to Learn More?

We welcome you to get in touch with any questions you may have about the RWS, or if you would like to learn more about the RWS Roundtable and how to get involved.

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